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The Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier is a French orchestra founded in 2001 and associated with the Opéra national de Montpellier in Languedoc-Roussillon. The orchestra and opera are also associated with the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier created in 1985 by René Koering.[1] The orchestra's current general director is Valérie Chevalier, since December 2013.

The orchestra's principal conductor is Michael Schønwandt, since September 2015.[2] His initial contract with the orchestra is through June 2018.

Music directorsEdit

  • Gianfranco Masini (1992–1993)
  • Friedemann Layer (1994–2007)
  • Lawrence Foster (2009–2012)
  • Michael Schønwandt (2015–present)


  1. ^ Anne Dulphy, Robert Frank Les relations culturelles internationales au XXe Siècle 2010 Page 321 "Festival de Radio-France - Montpellier (Languedoc-Roussillon), créé en 1985 par René Koering"
  2. ^ "Michael Schønwandt nommé Chef principal de l'Opéra-Orchestre National de Montpellier" (Press release). Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole. January 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-05.

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